How to install Android Lollipop 5.0 on Google Nexus 4



At I/O 2014, Google has given so many new things to play with, throughout this year basically to Android users. Among those, Android L now has become Lollipop, comes at the top and also it was the main highlight of Google’s annual developer meet. Google just after announcing the Android latest Lollipop v5.0 version officially has rolled out the image for developers to test their apps and games based on material design before the normal release. I am sure you will get premium feel after experience the all new avatar of Android with Lollipop.

The image that Google has launched was only available for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 tablets but developers has ported this to Nexus 4 as well. This tutorial is all about how one can easily install Android Lollipop on Google Nexus 4.

Note: To follow the steps mentioned below, your device must be rooted and installed CWM or TWRP recovery, you may follow the link below to first root your Nexus 4 on latest KitKat 4.4.3

Things to be done

  • Your device should be rooted and install at least one custom recovery (CWM or TWRP recovery), click here for the tutorial.
  • Download and install Google USB drivers on your PC and enable USB debugging mode on your device, Settings->Application->Developer Option-> check USB debugging mode.
  • One more essential thing is, your device must be charge up to 70% to avoid interruption during the tutorial.
  • Also you must have to create the backup of everything, such as contacts, messages, images and more.

Download Android Lollipop v5.0 ROM for Nexus 4

How to install Android Lollipop 5.0 on Google Nexus 4

  1. Its time to plugin your device to your PC using the USB cable and then copy the .zip into the device’s SD card.
  2. Now remove your device
  3. Boot your device into recovery mode on your device now. Here is how to do that, Switch off your device and turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up, Volume Down and Power buttons together and release them when bootloader menu appears.
  4. Now you are in recovery mode, among several option, select “Wipe Factory Data/Reset” and confirm the wipe.
  5. Perform a full wipe by wiping the cache, dalvik cache and doing a complete factory reset. Format the System partition as well for less hassle with the ROM.
  6. Now, select “Install Zip > browse the Zip from SD card you just copied > confirm installation “.
  7. As you press the power key, it will quickly begin flashing the Android Lollipop on your Nexus 4 device.
  8. Once the flashing is finished, wipe cache from the recovery, and dalvik cache from advanced options.
  9. Now select “reboot system now”.

For the first time it might take little time to start compares to normal start-up time, so don’t be panic if it takes time to boot. If you have any query, just comment them below, I will try to sort out those issues.